Welcome to our guide of events and entertainment in Chicago for kids and families to enjoy. Bookmark this page and check back for updates on the latest activities.
‘Hansel & Gretel’ in the Park
When: Through June 18
Where: North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski
What: The Lyric Opera, Chicago Park District and the Greater Chicago Food Depository team up to present free, live performances of Engelbert Humperdinck’s 1893 opera based on the fairy tale. This is a new production conceived and directed by Matthew Ozawa and sung in English.
More information: lyricopera.org/hanselandgretel
The Chicago Dogs
When: 7:05 p.m. May 28 and 29
Where: Impact Field, 9850 Balmoral, Rosemont
What: The baseball team’s home season opens with the first of 53 games in Rosemont. Named after Chicago’s favorite culinary tradition, the Dogs will honor Chicago’s favorite condiment by giving complimentary mustard costumes and bottles of Vienna Yellow Mustard to fans at games on May 28-29. Tickets: $9-$25.
More information: thechicagodogs.com
Where: Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr.
What: The MSI’s Boeing 747 reopens with a reimagined exhibit that explores modern aviation and the science of flight. The plane’s interior has been restored and new interactive elements have been added. Tickets: $12.95, $21.95.
More information: msichicago.org